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The Department of General Services (DGS) provides special event permits for buildings and grounds designated for enjoyment of the public. If you or your group are interested in holding an event at one of the locations listed below, you will need a permit issued through the Division of Engineering and Buildings (DEB). There is no cost for obtaining a permit, and permits are issued on a first-come, first-served basis.

To check availability of the Bell Tower and Lee Monument permitted areas, see the Calendar of Permitted Events

Bell Tower Event Area

Located in the southwest corner of Capitol Square; see the Bell Tower Event Area map

Highlights for this event location:

  • Because demand for space can exceed capacity, event permits may be limited to one hour between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.
  • Electricity is not provided

Apply to have an event at the Bell Tower 


Lee Monument Event Area

Located at the intersection of Monument Avenue and Allen Avenue in Richmond, Virginia. 

Highlights for this event location:

  • Events are permitted between sunrise and sunset
  • Electricity is not provided
  • Permitees must coordinate with the City of Richmond Office of Special Events Planning to ensure compliance with all City of Richmond rules and regulations (804) 337-7383



For more information on conducting film events on DGS property or to submit a request to film on DGS property, please contact or (804) 786-3263.